Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued a statement that they will need to close Highway 22 – Teton Pass – at 9:00 pm tonight (January 11) for avalanche control. Closures could occur earlier if conditions worsen. Large avalanches could keep the highway closed overnight. All efforts will be made to keep the roadway open and safe. Visit http://wyoroad.info for the latest information.
Crews completed repair work on a stringer supporting the Swinging Bridge ahead of schedule, enabling that bridge to be opened yesterday. The repair consisted of replacing one of the wooden beams that supports the bridge deck. The stringer deficiency was identified … Continue Reading
A decade-long tenure of managing the Granite Creek Hot Springs and campground will come to an end this May for a local company and a company for southern Utah will take over the task along with managing 16 other campgrounds on the Bridger Teton National Forest. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains the change is the result of a bidding process that began last June. She says the Forest had put out a very detailed prospectus with … Continue Reading
Would you rather have snow or a show? Tonight, that might be a hard question to answer, but this area of northwest Wyoming will be giving up what might be an impressive display of the Aurora Borealis due to the current winter storm. Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center are expecting strong … Continue Reading
Olga Pastukhova, Bank of the West Branch Manager has been presented Jackson Hole’s “Golden Spur” award after her efforts rescued a visiting Alabama couple after their credit card was compromised. The couple, identified only as Johnny and Martha, were concluding their third visit to Jackson Hole from Alabama when they were alerted that … Continue Reading
St. John’s Medical Center has established a new support group for cancer patients and survivors. Facilitated by social worker Sharon Walls and cancer survivor Carol Poole, the support group is open to all cancer survivors, cancer patients, caregivers, and family members. The cancer support group provides … Continue Reading
Two men living in Jackson have been convicted of illegal re-entry to the United States after previously being deported. They were fined and briefly jailed, and now face deportation once again. 22 year-old Jose Alonso Bedolla-Vasquez and 27 year-old Mariano Flores-Sosa were arrested early this week in Jackson and will be returned to Mexico after being released from jail in ten days.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking gray wolf hunters to take a few minutes and participate in an online survey regarding the 2013 gray wolf harvest. Spokesman Ray Hageman says nearly 1900 surveys are also being mailed to those who held gray wolf hunting licenses. Those surveys, he says … Continue Reading
The federal government is forecasting cheaper gasoline prices over the next two years. Jonathan Cogan of the US Energy Information Administration says oil production over the next two years is expected to grow to its highest level since the early 1970s. He says oil output increased by 1 million barrels per day in 2013…and is expected to repeat that growth rate during 2014… according to the new forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. U.S. crude oil production is forecast to … Continue Reading
The state wants to know how human activity is affecting the air quality in Afton. To that end, Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality – Air Quality Division has begun operating a Mobile Beta Attenuation Monitor trailer in Afton. That unit houses … Continue Reading
Warmer Today; Thunderstorms Possible in West & Over Mountains, But Infrequent - August 1, 2014 Temperatures will warm up through Friday and the weekend ahead. The chance for thunderstorms today will be low overall, but far western and the state’s mountains (and higher terrain) areas are in the low chance. Higher pressure and less moisture will be available for Saturday and Sunday, offering more sunshine. Temperatures will rise further into […]
Archery season’s almost here - August 1, 2014 It’s only two weeks until the hunting season starts again. Actually, a few bear areas are open for archery now. One of these days, I’ll get serious about bear hunting, but right now, I’m much more focused on antelope, elk, and deer. And antelope opens for archery on the fifteenth of this month. Then two […]
Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014 The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
Video of Candidate Forums Available Online - July 31, 2014 Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]
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